Bunawan : Philippines | Sep 06, 2011 at 10:29 PM PDT
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Huge killer crocodile caught

A monster saltwater crocodile has been captured by local people who had been hunting for it for three weeks. It was this croc the locals suspected was the one who had been launching attacks on people and animals officials said.

Measuring 6.4m (21ft) and weighing 1,075kg (2,730lbs0. It is the biggest to be caught alive in the philippines in recent years. In fact it may be the largest ever captured; officials said.

Saltwater crocodiles can live for more than a hundred years and grow to a length of 23ft. (7m).

Josefina de Leon, wildlife division chief of the environment ministry's protected areas and wildlife bureau said it was the biggest crocodile ever captured in 20 years of trapping.

The hunt for the crocodile in the village of Bunawan began in mid-august and it took dozens of men to secure it's capture.

Crocodile hunter Rollie Sumiller who led the hunt said: " This reptile may not be the killer they have been looking for, because other saltwater crocodiles have been seen in the area,"

The captured crocodile will now become the main attraction at a planned Nature Park in the area,

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Biggest recorded saltwater crocodile caught.
This crocodile had been hunted by local people for weeks as it had been attacking people and animals.
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